We know how important God our Father is. After all, Psalm 68:5 states, A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.

However, our society has a tendency to forget that human fathers are just as important as our Father God. Women will have babies with men who treat them badly, or have so many partners, they are unsure who the father is.  After a break up, women hold back visitation as a way to punish the father or the dad just walks away. Or mothers might even find a new man and decide the real father is no longer needed.

Too bad the person who suffers the most is the child. Children need to know they are loved. Not just by prisonMom, but by Dad as well. That is why it’s so important for women to not have sex with just anybody. Women need to wait until they meet a man who will treat them with respect and also be a good father. Preferably one who is a man of God.

Maybe you don’t think fathers are important. Go visit a prison. You’ll discover most of the men serving didn’t have a dad growing up. It takes a strong hand to raise a boy to be a man. Most women are not up to the challenge. Most guys are not either.

Did you know girls are not immune to this lack-of-father factor? Girls without a father tend to be more promiscuous, looking for that missing love in their lives. They are also more prone to have children in their teens. And Mom, if you keep picking losers, how do you expect your daughter to do any different?

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America used to live by the motto “Father Knows Best.” Now we’re lucky if “Father Knows He Has Children.” We’ve become a nation of sperm donors and baby daddies. ― Stephen Colbert, “I Am America” 

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Women, is that man you’re seeing someone you want to spend your life with? Have children with? Would he be a good father? If the answer is no to any of these questions, walk away.

Men, are you the person you’d like your son to grow up to be? Or one you’d like your daughter to marry? If not, then it’s time to change. Become the example your children need.

Men and women must make better choices. Too often we make decisions without considering the effects on our children. But thinking Dad doesn’t matter is a huge mistake your child can pay for later in life.

In the sixties, women tossed away men as fast, if not faster, than their bras. However, children do not do the same. They need both parents to be part of their lives. And it’s our jobs as adults to see to it that we don’t walk away or push the other parent out unless they are abusive.

And demand the same from the televisions shows you watch. I was glad to see this commercial by Nissan the other day. It’s about time someone made fathers look important instead of stupid.

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